Surprise win for British player at US Open

Library picture of British player Dan Evans. Credit: PA Wire

A British player ranked 179 in the world produced the performance of his life to defeat the 11th seed in the first round of the US Open.

Dan Evans was not even ranked high enough for the qualifying tournament originally but withdrawals got him in and three wins put him in the main draw in New York.

The 23-year-old clinched a 6-4 6-4 6-2 victory against Kei Nishikori - the first British man other than Andy Murray, Tim Henman or Greg Rusedski to beat a top-15 player at a grand slam for more than 20 years.

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